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CNC-Manufactured Framing Replaces Site-Built Custom Dormers

CNC-Manufactured Framing Replaces Site-Built Custom Dormers

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Question: What do each of these carpentry disciplines have in common; millwork, windows, cabinets, doors and stairs? Answer: In the not-to-distant past, each of these tasks was performed on-site by highly skilled carpenters. New applications of digital capabilities assure more change is inevitable as shown here with CNC fabrication of complex roof-framing assemblies.

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A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing

A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing

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Explore framing complexities that result when roofs of two different pitches intersect. A SketchUp model helps clarify how various rafters and framing components are assembled in an "off angle" hip and valley configuration.

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Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp

Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp

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Measuring a modeled hip roof is a foolproof way to measure all the rafters for a complete hip roof. This third of 3 parts shows the process to obtain perfect measurements for rafter layout.

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Model & Measure Part One: Hip Rafters De-mystified by Visualizing in SketchUp

Model & Measure Part One: Hip Rafters De-mystified by Visualizing in SketchUp

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Visualizing the relatively complex geometry of a hip rafter can be difficult. Visualizing a hip rafter in a 3D SketchUp model is easy and confirms the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words". This blog post is an attempt to demystify hip rafter geometry by visualizing it with SketchUp's digital capabilities.

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How to Calculate Rafters for Intersecting Roof Planes the Easy Way

How to Calculate Rafters for Intersecting Roof Planes the Easy Way

Using SketchUp as a visual calculator can simplify rafter layout for intersecting roof planes. While common rafter layout is fairly quick and straightforward using a framing square and construction calculator watch this video to see how easy it is to layout a non-typical rafter.

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Craftsman Roof-A-Rama

Craftsman Roof-A-Rama

This roof had gables upon gables, then dormers upon dormers, and to make sure we didn't relax during a cold and snowy winter, one end finished with hips spinning out over a hexagon porch. We loved...

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Tricky Roof for Addition in Washington State

Tricky Roof for Addition in Washington State

If you've got the skills to frame a complex roof with ease, we want to know about it. Multiple facets, eyebrow dormers, steep rises, show us what you're made of.

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